Friday, February 16, 2018

Love Is Still In The Air!



It seems as if I have been gone forever! As many of you know I had my second surgery on my shoulder in November. I spent the holiday season in a immobilizing sling. So, this is one of my first colors since I  began  physical therapy to move my arm.  It was a struggle for me and not my best job, but the digi stamp from Cute as a Button is adorable and it helped to inspire me to keep going! The Cute As A Button Stamp I used is called Kisses! You can find her by clicking on the link and you can also check out all the other cute stamps available! 

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My Song: If That Isn't Love (Elvis)
He left the splendor of heaven
Knowing His destiny
Was the lonely hill of Golgotha
There to lay down His life for me
And if that isn't love
Then the ocean is dry
There's no stars in the sky
And the little sparrows can't fly
Yeah if that isn't love
Then heaven's a myth
There's no feeling like this
If that isn't love





Thursday, February 15, 2018

Happy Birthday!

 A closer look at the stamp!
 The inside of my card!
Today is a special day at the Chapman household! It is my husbands birthday! He missed being a valentine baby by one day! So happy birthday Steve! I am using a a sweet digi stamp from Cute As A Button! I thought she was the perfect touch for a birthday/valentine card! I used a new die from Spellbinders to frame her and cut the additional corner piece to layer the corners! I hope you have a special day also! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Happy Birthday! 
Happy Birthday to you
may God's love grow in you
may the Lord bless and keep you
in all that you do
Happy Birthday to you
To Jesus be true.
May God's richest blessing
Be yours the year through!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Your Love Is Enough!****


I just had to color another of the Cute As A Button new releases! This

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Faith And Love!

Another look at my card!
 A closer look at my stamp!
It is time for a new reveal of the latest stamps at Cute As A Button! Of course, the newest stamps are Love and Faith filled! This cute stamp is called "Protected By Faith" and you can find this sweet stamp at Cute As A Button Designs! 
I am still struggling with the use of my arm and my coloring reflects it. I am going to keep working at improving so I hope you all will bear with me. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 

My Song: Believe (Josh Grogan)
Children sleeping, snow is softly falling
Dreams are calling like bells in the distance
We were dreamers not so long ago
But one by one we all had to grow up
When it seems the magic's slipped away
We find it all again on Christmas day

Believe in what your heart is saying
Hear the melody that's playing
There's no time to waste
There's so much to celebrate
Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly
You have everything you need
If you just believe

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

For The One I Love!




It is time for another challenge at The Paper Shelter! Our challenge this week is "For the One I Love"! That's right we want to see a card for someone you love! I chose "Casual Boy" and "Annabelle" stamps and then merged the stamps. They make me smile when I see them. They remind me of my husband and I forty-five years ago! I had the long hair and the bell bottom jeans and my husband had the 'long' hair of that day. LOL! I hope you will join in on the fun this week and pick a stamp or two that reflects your "For The One I Love". 
I am entering this card at the following challenges: 

My Song: This Is Dedicated To The One I Love (Mamas and the Papas)
While I'm far away from you my baby
I know it's hard for you my baby
Because it's hard for me my baby
And the darkest hour is just before dawn
Each night before you go to bed my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
And tell all the stars above
This is dedicated to the one I love

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"In The Blue"

A closer look!
The inside of my card!
I have a hard time taking pictures right now. I wish this picture was better because my card looks so much better IRL! LOL! This is one of my favorite digi stamps from The Paper Shelter! She is called Josephine and can be found here! Our challenge this week is "In The Blue". A friend of mine gave me a 'ton' of lace. Thank you Dianne! I am sending her this card with some of her pretty lace on it!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Somewhere Out There (Linda Ronstead)
Somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight
Someone's thinking of me and loving me tonight
Somewhere out there someone's saying a prayer
That we'll find one another in that dream somewhere out there
And even though I know how very far apart we are
It helps to think we might be wishin' on the same bright star
And when the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby
It helps to think we're sleeping underneath the same big sky
Somewhere out there, if love can see us through
Then we'll be together somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

"Let It Snow"!

Good morning! I hope you are having a great start to 2018! Mine started off with this cute guy! He is adorable don't you think! I ordered him from Cynthia Golden you can find her on facebook here! She makes and sells this cute little guy and he would make a wonderful present for your family, friends, co-workers, teachers, or yourself! She is so nice to deal with and she does such a nice job that he is well worth the money! (It's a steal!) So, come on and show a new crafter some love and encouragement! Contact Cynthia by PM on facebook and get your snowman for this coming Christmas....it will be here before you know it! LOL!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

New Beginnings!



Happy New Year! Yes, I know I am late saying this but you have to remember I am just beginning to get back the use of my right arm. It is time for a new challenge at The Paper Shelter!
This challenge is "New Beginnings" so use your imagination and show us your 'New Beginnings'! I chose "Science" for this challenge.  I dream of the day that cancer will be eradicated from our world. Who knows this 'new beginning' may just occur in my life time! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: When We Pray (Tauren Wells)
People hurting, people broken
Beaten down and feeling hopeless
Wonder if it’s gonna always be this way
Who will speak up for the captive
Show some love and heal a past that
Binds the wounds we think will never go away
But what if we could be a people on our knees
As one before the King
'Cause we believe
All the world starts changing
When the church starts praying
Strongholds start to break
Oh, when we pray
Prison walls start shaking
At the sound of praising
Nothing stays the same
Oh, when we pray
Oh, when we pray

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

And The Winner Is!!!

What a great blog hop we have had. Thank you all who participated. As you know one person who commented on my blog was chosen to win a prize from The Paper Shelter!

Are you ready? The Winner is Kathy A. at https://myasperations.blogspot.com/
Congratulations Kathy and be sure and follow the instructions at our challenge blog http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar/
to claim your prize!

My thanks to all who have been kind enough to take time out of their busy days to leave kind comments on my blog! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Thank you Shirley Nelson for being such a wonderful team leader and thank you Veronica our talented artist and owner of The Paper Shelter for all the lovely stamps to work with!

Take A Walk

 A closer look at the digi stamp!
 Die cuts and faux stitching!
 Ribbons and pretty string!

The inside of my card!
Good morning and Merry Christmas to everyone! We are having a three week challenge at The Paper Shelter challenge blog! Our fearless leaders Shirley and Marie will be commenting but all my team mates will be taking time with their families! I have chosen the lovely digi "Follow The Stars" from The Paper Shelter for my card. She is a fun color and I wish that I could take better photos as these pictures do not show all the fun sparkle! The theme for our challenge at The Paper Shelter is "Anything Goes"! It doesn't get better than that! 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

May the New Year bring you blessings!
My Song: Take a Walk Through Bethlehem (Trisha Yearwood)
The city's decorated up for Christmas
All the stores are open late tonight
People hurry through the frozen streets
I take a walk.
Every child has a thousand wishes
Every window has a thousand lights
Every soul has a need for peace
I take a walk.
There's a star that still outshines the night
You can find it if you close your eyes
And see the light.
Take a walk through Bethlehem
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk through Bethlehem.
Every night another TV special
Merchants counting down the shopping days
But something's missing underneath the tree
I take a walk.
'Cause every heart longs for more than tinsel
Something more than just a holiday
Come and celebrate the baby King
Let's take a walk.
You don't have to travel anywhere
Faith and hope and love will bring you there
Bring you there.
Take a walk through Bethlehem
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk through Bethlehem...


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Paper Shelter Blog Hop!

Good Morning fellow crafters and welcome to The Paper Shelter Blog Hop and this is in celebration of their reaching their 7th Birthday on December 8th. It will be a two week Challenge and both Design Teams are taking part.



The Hop is our way of inviting you to join in with us and this one is a  "BIRTHDAY/ CELEBRATIONS" theme, which I know is extremely popular!!!! If you have landed here from Julie Price's blog then you're heading in the right direction - if not then you'll want to head on back to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog to start again, as you'll not want to miss out on this one! Our Design Teams have worked very hard and are showcasing the gorgeous images available from The Paper Shelter Website and each blog on the hop is offering one lucky commentator a digi of their choice as well as the main prize, details of which are on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot.
My card for Birthday/Celebrations!
I have chosen the lovely Coconut for my card!
We are having dreary cold weather so this card should bring on a sunny celebration!
I used a die to frame my digi stamp and added some pretty rhinestones for some bling! 
A flower to finish off my card's warm, sunny feel added some balance to the bottom of the card! 
 A closer look at my beautiful digi stamp!
 The inside of my card!
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
From here you will need to hop on over to Lilibet's. Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance of winning your choice of one of the fab digis available in store.
Hop! Hop! Hop!
Good luck and hope you're enjoying it so far.
Patty Sue 2

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Mary Did You Know?




Another Christmas card for the stash. I am just mailing a few this year and most will be hand delivered. I think exchanging Christmas cards is another tradition that is dying. I made this card using a wonderful digi from Cute As A Button! Love those stamps.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:
My Song: Mary Did You Know?
Mary, did you know
That your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
That your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
That your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you
Mary, did you know
That your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
That your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know
That your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby, you kissed the face of God?

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Joy To The World



Another Heartfelt Creations card. I added liquid glass to the lantern. I love how it makes it look like glass. I add snow (dries white glue) glitter , liquid glass, and a Christmas sentiment  to the card.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Joy To The World
Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare Him room
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven and nature sing
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Penguin Christmas




This may well be my favorite Christmas card this year. I love this adorable penguin from Whimsy stamps. He just makes me smile. Of course, he is winging his way to Georgia for my younger brother's order of 40 cards. He is the last card I made for him (this year). LOL!   I colored him with Copics and added liquid pearls for the snow fall. I used glitter on the fur on his hat and the snow. The cute pine cone die is from Stampin' Up. I think will enjoy this one for many years to come. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on your troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on your troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
 Gather near to us once more
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest place
So have yourself a merry little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
So have yourself a merry little Christmas

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Christmas Candy Cane



This is another digi I have had colored for a few years. The stamp is from The Paper Shelter. It has been a challenge for me to use some of these stamps that I have colored several years ago as I can see so many flaws in my coloring. Hopefully, you can tell a difference in my coloring also. The pretty flowers are a stamp from Heartfelt Creations. Just a little Christmas card that hopefully will find a home this Christmas.
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Holly, Jolly, Christmas (Burl Ives)
Have a holly, jolly Christmas
It's the best time of the year
I don't know if there'll be snow
But have a cup of cheer
Have a holly, jolly Christmas
And when you walk down the street
Say hello to friends you know
And everyone you meet
Oh, ho the mistletoe
Hung where you can see
Somebody waits for you
Kiss her once for me
Have a holly, jolly Christmas
And in case you didn't hear
Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas
This year

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Oh, Christmas Tree

 A closer look!
 The inside of my card,
I have had this Christmas paper for quiet a while. I never was sure how to use it. I challenged myself to come up with a card that it would look good with. I am still not sure I  accomplished it. This is a PM stamp. I colored it with Copics and added liquid glass to the ornaments on the tree.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Song: Oh, Christmas Tree
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
Thy leaves are so unchanging
Not only green when summer's here,
But also when it's cold and drear.
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree,
Thy leaves are so unchanging!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

 A closer look
 My Stamping Up Die cuts
I love this stamp from LOTV. Maybe, because it reminds me of our winter last year when it was a daily chore for about three weeks to shovel snow. According to the Farmer's Almanac it is supposed to be another long hard winter in Idaho. I am writing this post in August so by the time it posts perhaps I "will" be shoveling snow. This card is being sent to my brother in Georgia for his Christmas greetings. LOL! So I must post it early to get his box off in time for him to mail his "homemade" cards. 
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

My Song: Let It Snow
Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Man it doesn't show signs of stoppin'
And I brought some corn for poppin'
The lights are turned way down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
When we finally kiss good-night
How I'll hate going out in the storm
But if you really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm
And the fire is slowly dying
And, my dear, we're still good-bye-ing
But as long as you love me so
Let it snow, let it snow, and snow